Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Apostles Of Shirdi Sai Baba - Upasani Baba (Part -II)

Author is PRIYANKA RAUTELA.DHANKAR on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Sairam ,

Happy Navratri to all my very dear readers !!!May Saimaa fulfill all your wishes .My today's post is in continuation to my last post if you missed it then read here Upasani Baba (Part-I).


At Shirdi Baba welcomed Upasani and said "So you have come back .You said you would not come back before eight days."Upasani said Baba i cannot understand this .I was eager to go home and I wonder how I did not .This must be your doing ."Baba said"Yes,I have been with you all these days,dogging your heals ."Thereafter Upasani continued to stay in Shirdi .He made efforts to leave and get Baba's  permission  through Shama .Baba said " Let him stay on ". Shama wanted to  know what Baba expected Upasani to do .Baba said "To do nothing ." Upasani did not realise that "doing nothing" meant ,according to Baba ,being receptive and receiving everything from Him .



The entire operation of moulding ,remoulding ,raising and reaching the top of the highest spiritual experience is the work of the guru and the guru alone .His grate powers moulds everything internal and external and the result is that the disciple is turned into likeness of the guru .This is what Baba meant when he said "Let him remain doing nothing ."

Baba asked Upasani to go and live in solitude at the Khandoba temple,not to mix with people but to stay alone doing nothing .Baba wanted him to be free from all shackles and independent of family or other connections.He wanted to make him feel he was entirely dependent on Baba and Baba alone ,at least during the period of probation .Therefore He created the number of problems for Upasani like getting food which became difficult .Baba asked of Dakshina and deprived him of His bank account .In this way Baba wanted him to feel that he had no earthly support expect the guru .Unable to get proper meals Upasani starved for two or sometimes three days .He came to be called "Upavasani".He became pray to disease.

Baba expected Upasani to develop nishta and saburi and Upasani was slowly developing them ,however he was not happy .He could not understand what Baba was doing to him .He told a friend that he was being tortured like a dumb brute.He told another that his life was miserable and wasted .He asked a palmist if his future would be bad .Baba told him that he should remain in Shirdi  at-least for four years and during all these years he need not to do anything at all .Upasani was not able to understand that course sketched out of him by Baba .

Some devotees were jealous and one of them asked Baba "Baba we have been attending on you for years and you seems to be conferring a copper plate grant all your powers to a stranger .Are we all therefore to be neglected ?Is it true that you are giving him all your powers ?" Baba smiled and replied : "Yes.I speak truth sitting as I do in this masjid .What I have spoken I have spoken .I have given everything to this person .Weather he be good or bad he is my own .I am fully responsible for him and as for a copper plate grant , way a copper plate grant ? I have given him a gold plate grant ."Turning to Upasani he said "Think which is better copper or gold ?" Upasani said :" I don't know Bba ." Baba said:"Copper gets corroded and tarnished .Gold dose not .It remains pure always .You are pure Bhagawan."


However this didi not make Upasani happy .Baba  rarely spoke to him .there was no formal oral instructions and it was later that Upasani  realized rgar what he got from Baba was to convey his teachings through visions and pictures.Upasani underwent many hardships ,mental and physical but these were turned into gains subsequently .When he reported his condition to Baba ,the latter said ,"I am always with you .You need not to fear .The more you suffer now the happier and more excellent will be your future .You are going to be an avadhuta. Hundreds will rush to have your darshan."


This prophecy of Baba came true in 1920-35 but at that moment Upasani did not appreciate it .He remarked to a friend that his life was bitter and he did not expect to live long .He would therefore be glad to see is relatives ,he said.Thereafter his brothers and mother visited him .He began to see visions.Many years after Baba's mahasamadhi Upasani told devotees at Sakori that his guru had rendered him physically impotent and mentally free from sex carving ...........TO BE CONTINUED >>>>>




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